Some people experience an immediate and dramatic improvement when they give up animal foods and their toxins, but the truth is that, along with the toxins, animal foods have been providing important nutrients which must be replaced with food from plants.

What You Should Eat

Giving up animal products and consuming only plant food does not guarantee good health. Optimal health requires choosing and balancing high-quality plant foods every day. There are a number of effective eating plans for general good health as well as treating specific conditions.

Dr. Michael Greger’s Daily Dozen is a plan that is easy to follow. The number in parentheses indicates the number of daily servings. You can see more specific information here.

  1. BEANS (3): baked beans, soybeans, chickpeas, peas, kidney beans, lentils, tofu, hummus
  2. BERRIES (1): grapes, raisins, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, strawberries
  3. OTHER FRUITS (3): apples, tomatoes, avocados, bananas, oranges, grapefruit, melon, lemons, limes
  4. CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES (1): broccoli, cauliflower, kale, arugula, brussels sprouts
  5. GREENS (2): spring greens, kale, spinach, swiss chard
  6. OTHER VEGETABLES (2): carrots, sweet corn, zucchini, garlic, mushrooms, onions, pumpkin, sweet potatoes
  7. FLAX SEEDS (1): 1 tablespoon daily
  8. NUTS AND SEEDS (1): peanut, almond, brazil, walnut, pumpkin seed, sunflower seed
  9. TURMERIC (1): 1/4 teaspoon daily, plus any other spices you love
  10. WHOLE GRAINS (3): brown rice, quinoa, wild rice, oats, whole wheat pasta
  11. LIQUIDS (5): water, coffee, tea, hibiscus extract

What You Shouldn’t Eat

[Some foods that are not of animal origin, even some that are marketed as vegan, should nevertheless be eliminated from a healthy eating plan. Opinions and recommendations may vary. The objective of this list is to gather the most credible facts and opinions about questionable edibles so you can make the decision that is best for you.]

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